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    03-29-2009, 02:02 PM
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Yearling
Preserving tree trunks for fence posts

Ok...I know this is done because I see it all over the place. But I can't seem to find out what you need to do to preserve tree trunks/limbs for fence posts? Does anybody know what kind of preservative you need to apply?
     
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    03-31-2009, 04:14 AM
  #2
Yearling
Ive seen sump oil used.
     
    04-01-2009, 07:32 PM
  #3
Yearling
Just remember any homemade method of preserving wood won't last forever.
     
    04-05-2009, 06:32 PM
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Foal
I've never known anyone to put preseving on them,unless it's the store bought post.If you are talking about the plain looking ol'post,& I think you are.Then it depends on the type of wood it is.
For exp- pine would not last but afew years,Then locust will last for ever.Same as with some of the oaks.
     
    04-05-2009, 09:48 PM
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Yearling
We have oak and sweet gum...wonder how long that would last? We had some cedar but we traded those to our neighbor for flagstone.
     

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